Jordan Inacio '11 '12G '17G is a fourth-year PhD student in mechanical engineering. His research utilizes a unique computational approach to improve clinical healing outcomes for bone fracture patients.

Inacio is advised by Hannah Dailey, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, whose research group "emphasizes imaging-driven engineering approaches to clinical problems in orthopaedics and currently collaborates with surgeon-investigators in hospital health networks across the world." 

In looking at the mechanics of bone healing and fracture nonunion, Inacio says, "what we're doing that's a little bit more innovative than what is traditionally done is we focus more so on the computational side of things. I'm sure that in 10 years we'll be able to have optimized configurations or parameters that the surgeons can take and read and then apply it during surgery."

Watch the video below to learn more about Inacio's research. 

Video by Christine Fennessy, multimedia content creator, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science